General observation really, but was this the poorest pro showing for a regional champs in a while?
19 pros in TOTAL, male and female, but 6 Kona slots. With at least one of the ladies already having qualified and the other - Theresa Adam - who already declined her Kona spot when she won it in IM NZ. So 6 slots, 17 people > 1:3 chance of qualifying! haha
Another good win, though not a stellar field from the two Kiwis though!
Currie GUNNED the bike! With those winds, to ride a 4:29 was impressive.
Adam went sub9 as well
Also, is it not “winter” down there?
So maybe not as many people turned up?
Yep! I 've got a lot of time for Currie. Started following him last year and i’ve got a lot of time for his no nonsense approach. His blogs make for decent reading, he’s pretty open and honest, but not in a dickish way.
It is winter but Cairns is in NQ, so there isn’t that much difference between summer and winter (cooler, less humid no stingers)
Winter doesn’t really exist in northern Australia, as it’s in the tropics.
Sarah True on Twitter: “If you were following #IMCAIRNS & wondered where I went, I passed out partway through the run. Very scary, but I’m okay. A big thanks to the medical team for taking care of me.”
Could be a good one for age group Kona hunters, as it’s a regional champs race there was 80 slots I think year, and only 1289 finishers, so that’s a pretty good ratio, especially compared to somewhere like Frankfurt.